Conventual Friars and their work in the Ukraine
On the 17th of February the monastic community arrived at Monastery of the Risen Christ to commence the transfer process of the monks who belonged to the Olivetian monastic congregation. We have arrived 8 years hence and the monastery has thrived in its outreach through retreats, and various developments expanding the Camaldolese outreach to the greater communities of faith and our own Catholic community here in SLO county. We are grateful for God’s blessings on all who have assisted us in this new endeavor for our Camaldolese congregation, including Prior Cyprian and the monks of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, our Prior General Allessandro Barban in Italy and our Oblate members and other benefactors! The photos were taken on Sunday February 20th so as to have the fullest celebration with Oblates, monks and friends. It was a wonderful and joyfilled celebration of prayer and a nice reception provided by MaryPat and Ron George, flowers provided by Mary Maloney and Jenny Becker and other volunteers, who made a special day for all to celebrate a vision come true.May the Risen Christ bless each and everyone and continue to aid us as monks and oblates in this gospel venture of the Spirit in the coming years!
Prior Daniel Manger
Father Stephen Coffee
Today, Sunday, December 19th, the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo, hosted Matt Jodziewicz as he made his oblation at 11:00am Eucharist. Matt is an oblate of our sister Camaldolese, Benedictine Monastery, New Camaldoli Hermitage, in Big Sur.
Congratulations and welcome, Matt ( pictured here with his wife and son, along with Fr. Steve Coffee and Fr. Daniel Manger.)
Advent is a time of reflection as well as recalling the great wonder of the mystery of the Incarnation. This new title Desire, Darkness & Hope, from the writings of Constance FitzGerald,OCD, is a great page turner that will stimulate many a perspective on the development of one’s spiritual practice. All of us thirst for a deepening of perspective on the effective ways we distill our meditative and contemplative practice into day challenges presented to us amidst the socio/faith polarized perspectives that are afoot. Sister Constance FitzGerald renders and well practiced contemplative perspective that is refreshing and challenging. An Advent of light is disclosed in the pages of this wonderful book.
Please join us each Monday prior to the Sundays of Advent for Virtual Vespers at 6:00pm, followed by Collatio at 6:30pm, reflecting on the Gospel for the upcoming Advent Sunday. The link will be the same for each meeting.
MRC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Noel CollatioTime: Nov 22, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Every week on Mon, until Dec 20, 2021, 5 occurrence(s) Nov 22, 2021 06:00 PM Nov 29, 2021 06:00 PM Dec 6, 2021 06:00 PM Dec 13, 2021 06:00 PM
See our Oblate page for more info.
Haiti has suffered a series of crises beyond the pandemic, earthquake and Tropical Storm Elsa which, in July, tore off roofs, downed trees and flooded farms. Four days after the storm, 28 foreign mercenaries, including specially trained Colombian soldiers, assassinated the President, creating a vacuum in the country’s governance. Emergency response to the region has been slow due to safety concerns in the face of violence, along with shipping complications and Haiti’s overall crippled economy. The ongoing violence in Haiti continues to complicate already strained relief efforts. It threatens the people and the county’s future, as everyone is Haiti is currently at risk. In the window of the conference space at the Monastery of the Risen Christ, sits The Cross of the Four Gospels from Haiti, along with a lit candle, a perpetual prayer to Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, the patroness of Haiti. As a monastic community we urge you to join us in prayer for the churches struggling to aid the Haitian people and for peace.
On the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Prior Cyprian joined us monks and community for the blessing of the our chapel bell . The Chumas woman came, to open the liturgy with the ‘Blessing of the 4 Directions’ commemorating Matthew Becker, the son of Jenny Becker a long time friend of the monastery who died recently and had donated to the monastery a bell crafted by her son. Prior Cyprian consecrated the bell St. Matthew the Apostle. Bells are as Cyprian reminded us are to make us aware of the pervading presence of God and the worship and devotion we are called back to be centered upon, as we hear the the bells tolled at our churches. It was a joyous day for one and all and celebration of gratitude
The Conventual Franciscan Novices, on retreat here for their preparation for profession of simple vows, are pictured with Fr. Stephen Coffey OSB, Cam, as the community joins in celebration of the Eucharist.
The National Conventual Franciscan Novitiate requested that Father Daniel be the retreat director for their novices here at Monastery of the Risen Christ June 1rst thru 5th. They are the class of 2020 and may God bless them one and all from Father Daniel and Father Stephen!